Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum (ref 198501)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 Jan 2021

Large igneous provinces (LIPs) are coincident with environmental disturbances throughout the geological record, suggesting a possible causal relationship. Establishing this association is difficult due to the complexity of the Earth system and the uncertainties of the relative and absolute geochronology of events. Recent advances in geochemistry, high precision radioisotopic dating, and numerous paleoclimate proxies allow causality to be rigorously tested for the first time.

This position will focus on a key interval in Earth history – the Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) – to assess the contribution of volcanic activity from the North Atlantic Igneous Province (NAIP) to the observed climatic disturbances. The position will join a team of scientists working on the IODP expedition 396 to collect and analyse sediments and volcanic ash layers of Paleogene age from the Norwegian continental margin. This work will be an integral part of the active and vibrant Earth Crises team at CEED.

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